Xiaomi vacuum mop p. Instructions: How to pair Xiaomi Mi Robot Vacuum-Mop P (STYJ02YM) with Mi Home

Instructions: How to pair Xiaomi Mi Robot Vacuum-Mop P (STYJ02YM) with Mi Home

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Robotic vacuum cleaners from Xiaomi have experienced a huge boom in recent years. As a major competitor to the well-known iRobot manufacturer, they offer very similar features at much lower prices.

In 2019, the most advanced model, the Xiaomi Mi Robot Vacuum 2, which is otherwise called the Xiaomi Mi Robot Vacuum-Mop P or Xiaomi Mi Robot Vacuum Mop Pro, became very famous.

How to connect Xiaomi Mi Robot Vacuum-Mop P (STYJ02YM)

This model has also been purchased by many of our readers, from whom we often have questions about how to pair the vacuum cleaner with the application. Unfortunately, the vacuum cleaner is currently only available in the Chinese version and the instructions for it are only in Chinese.

However, we now bring you a simple procedure for pairing the vacuum cleaner with the Mi Home application. You don’t have to worry, the application works completely in English and the vacuum cleaner is fully usable in Slovakia and the Czech Republic. The procedure is very simple.

Approach:

As soon as you turn on the app, it will prompt you to select a region. Here it is important to choose Chinese Mainland region or China. You can also change the region later in the application settings.

However, this only applies to the Chinese version of the vacuum cleaner, which was sold until the end of 2019. If you bought the vacuum cleaner later, you have a global version where you can choose the region of Slovakia, the Czech Republic or Germany.

Then log in to the application, if you do not have an Xiaomi account, you will need to register it.

After logging in, you will be taken to the main screen, where in the upper right corner click on the big white plus.

You will see an offer of all products. All you have to do is enter vacuum into the search engine and select the model Mi Vacuum-Mop Robot P.

After selecting the model, you will see the initial screen with the procedure to reset the vacuum cleaner. Just press both buttons on the vacuum cleaner at the same time for 3 seconds, the vacuum cleaner will switch to pairing mode and then the smartphone should detect it. Then just enter the password to your home Wi-Fi network and go to vacuum.

Frequently Asked questions

As we often get the same questions about the vacuum cleaner, we will summarize them in this article. We will add questions gradually.

Is there a Czech / Slovak / English manual for the vacuum cleaner?

In what language does the vacuum cleaner speak?

How do I turn on mopping?

It is then necessary to select in the application Vacuum and Mop mode, ie vacuuming and mopping.

Where can I buy accessories for a vacuum cleaner?

We also send instructions and other useful articles about Xiaomi devices by e-mail.

Review : Xiaomi Vacuum Mop P helps with house cleaning….

Nearly three weeks ago, we welcomed a new member in the house…. No no no, not another baby! It integrated so well at home now that it has its own corner, wake up and sleep timings. can speak a few languages and mischievous at times, we consider it as part of the family… And these days, we (even the kids) greet her when we wake up or go to sleep, and I am not joking!

Today, I will be writing about Devika, our Xiaomi Robot Vacuum Mop P. That’s her name!

To all Devikas out there, you should feel proud!

Disclaimer

A small note before the “gender fighters” start throwing mud at us :

  • We (Dhaneesha and myself) split the household chores and kids handling. There is no discrimination or gender inequality or anything when we split what needs to be completed within time.
  • Dhaneesha proposed the name Devika herself, which I gladly accepted. We do not deem it necessary to justify why we did not give a male name or look for a unisex name instead.

Chapter 1

When Dhaneesha got ill months back, I realized how tedious and tiresome it can be to clean the house on a daily basis.

Using the traditional broom (aka “balier fatak”) only made things worse, pushing the dirt from here to there, till the dust collection, just like ice hockey players passing the rubber puck with their sticks till the opponent’s net.

So, that’s how I started reading about different brands and models of robot vacuum cleaners.

Chapter 2

There are several brands out there, each with their own features and price tags but I believe that the best brand for such products remain iRobot Roomba. A decent model, with features comparable to the Xiaomi Vacuum Mop P will cost a total of around Rs 25, 000 while this Xiaomi one has cost me Rs 18, 000. (include Amazon purchase price shipping via shopandship local VAT charges).

For indicative purposes, Galaxy is selling a Midea robot vacuum at around Rs 9, 000, Ah Ling has the Xiaomi 1G model at nearly same price while Urban Home was selling the Xiaomi 1C model at around Rs17, 000 last year.

Chapter 3

I will quickly go through basic requirements and features which you can look for in these devices:

  • Operation typeThese devices can either run on the following modes : vacuum only, mop only or vacuum and mop at the same time. Depending on models, you will need to attach extra accessories (a mopping pad for the Vacuum Mop P model) and add water in its dedicated tank when doing mopping. iRobot has designed the Roomba models for vacuum only while their “Braava” models are a different set of dedicated robot mopping devices.
  • ConnectivityCheaper models are usually standalone devices which might not have any connectivity options. They will just start vacuuming whenever you press the dedicated start / stop buttons. Other models usually come with bluetooth and/or Wi-Fi connectivity options which enable them to be controlled remotely.
  • Mobile appsFor devices with bluetooth / Wi-Fi, mobile apps are usually available to provide a list of additional features such as remote control of the devices, schedule cleaning, define specific zones to clean or restrict, among others.
  • Battery capacityJust as most battery powered devices, they come in different battery capacities, with higher ones allowing longer operational times without the need for a recharge. Some models also allow you to swap batteries when they get defective or inefficient.
  • Mapping and Multi-floorMost of these robot devices normally analyze the environment and generate a map as they move on. Just as when you use Google Maps (or any other maps), this allows you to quickly navigate to a region. By saving the map, the device can travel quickly and clean the whole area more efficiently.If you have a two or more storey house, it might be interesting and cost-effective to go for a model which supports multi-floors. This allows the device to switch in between automatically-generated maps, without the need to generate a new one each time it is moved to another floor.
  • Zoning and Virtual WallsDevices with advanced mapping features might also offer these additional features whereby you can mark specific areas the robot should absolutely avoid going into or draw virtual lines on the map, defining walls which the robot should not bump into. For example, you might mark a restricted zone around your kid who is playing on his mat.
  • Navigation style advanced models now embark with the Laser Detection Systems (LDS) as they allow a more precise mapping through laser as compared to devices with a visual sensor which embarks a camera-like device or other cheaper models having only a gyroscope. Additional advantage of the LDS : It can operate in the dark (while you are sleeping) unlike the visual sensor which needs some minimum amount of light to be able to operate.
  • Automatic recharge / dockEarlier models might not be able to find their charging dock automatically, requiring the user to manually connect a charger to them or place them directly on their charging dock/station. However, I believe that most models now can automatically return to their charging station whenever they are running out of juice.
  • Automatic resume after rechargeFor models with this feature, the vacuum robot will automatically resume its cleaning once it is sufficiently charged. So, it will go back to where it left cleaning and it will complete the job from there itself.
  • Docking station with emptying mechanism advanced models have larger docking stations with a mechanism which transfers the content of the bin from the vacuum cleaner to the storage on the docking station whenever needed. This allows more autonomous operation requiring a human to empty the docking station once in a while. Some models with mopping function even have extra water tanks in the docking station!
  • SensorsJust like other Smart devices, those things are equipped with many sensors. For example, cliff sensors allow them to avoid falling on stairs, anti-collision sensors to avoid crashing into the wall.
  • Support / consumables / firmware upgradesWhen purchasing such devices, it is important to make sure that you are not spending so many bucks on unbranded devices, or devices which you are unable to carry out basic maintenance, such as replacing the brushes, battery or mopping pads. Common brands have genuine (and sometimes after-market) replacement kits for sale as you will probably need to change these consumables with time.

Chapter 4

Now that you have familiarized yourself with robot vacuum cleaners and the terminologies, let me quickly take you through this specific model, the Xiaomi Vacuum Mop P (model Reference : ‎STYTJ02YM).

Fitted with a LDS on its top, the Xiaomi Vacuum Mop is the third model ( in terms of number of features) manufactured by the Chinese brand. The LDS module increases the height of most models as the system need to be able to scan its surrounding continuously as it is moving so that it can plan its route.

The Xiaomi Vacuum 1G is the basic version with a gyroscope for navigation and limited features (no virtual walls or zoning and no mopping) whereas the 1C model has these mentioned features along with a visual sensor. On the other hand, the Xiaomi Vacuum Mop is equipped with the Laser Detection System (LDS) which offers more precise mapping and it can move around without the need to have lights on.

Whenever you need to use the mopping function, you need to swap in the 2-in1 bin with water tank and clip on the mopping pad on the device. It has some sort of pump which pushes a continuous flow (or drips) of water onto the mopping pad, and the amount of water flow can be controlled via the Xiaomi app.

Worth mentioning that the Xiaomi Vacuum Mop P does has firmware upgrades to get the multi-floor option but unfortunately, these upgrades are available only to specific regions such as China.

Weighting around 3.6 kgs, the Xiaomi Vacuum Mop P comes in a huge box, adding in quite some extra weight – 7.3kgs to be exact. So, expect higher shipping costs.

In the box, you get the device (fitted with dust bin), the 2-in-1 bin with water tank, the mopping pad, dock with charger adapter and extra consumables (one extra brush and one mopping pad).

Chapter 5

Available for both Android and iOS devices, the Xiaomi Mi App allows you to register and connect any of your Xiaomi Smart devices in one app. Once added, you get to access all features of the Xiaomi vacuum cleaner.

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I will now share some screenshots…

Good to know that you can operate the Xiaomi Vacuum Mop P without the app. Just press the power button and it will start cleaning the house and get back to its dock once completed or when it needs a recharge.

Chapter 6

Did I mention that Devika can sometimes be mischievous? On a few occasions, Devika depicted strange behaviors and when writing a review, one cannot ignore these, hence the need to mention them.

The first run :

On the first day we received the device, I ran a full cleanup around 11pm.

15 minutes later, from my bed, I could hear strange sounds coming from the ground floor. I ran to have a look and to my surprise, Devika was roaming, sorry, cleaning around, with a door mat stuck at its back. I paused the device, removed the mat and any other small mats in the area to be cleaned.

I resumed it operations and went back to bed.

45 minutes later, I received a strange error notification on my mobile.

It was like a SOS sent from Devika, who got stuck under the bed. She got entrapped among small toys, declared missing since ages!

The day she was powered off by a car

One day while I was at my desk, working quietly, I realized that I could not hear the Vacuum Mop P cleaning anymore. Just as any other vacuum cleaner, the device makes quite some noise (under normal settings). I walked to the main area : No sight of the device. Took my mobile, loaded the map and as per the latest updates, I could see her location. She was under one of the cars of the kids, powered off! I took her out and noticed that she now had a scar! In fact, when she went cleaning under that car, her power button got pressed by something under the car, at the same time causing a deep scratch.

Damn! From that day, I always position the car differently so that she can’t go beneath it. And that is one of the reasons why I manually trigger it after walking a bit around the rooms, making sure nothing bad is on its way.

Lost while manually triggering a custom cleaning region

While she was returning to her charging dock after having completed the cleaning, I used the app to pause the action and I immediately scheduled a custom cleaning of a specific area on the map. When I resumed the device’s operation, she started to move randomly around the house, unable to get to that area to be cleaned. I used the app to instruct her to return to her dock instead but in vain. She seemed lost, unable to find her way.

Going off-map

Once your vacuum mop robot has mapped your house, it expects to find the obstacles (same chairs, your kitchen bin, your children stuffs) and walls at exactly the same position. (btw, without kidding, some models have some 3D sensors which can really predict which objects are found around them).

It did happen twice or thrice, that we noticed the device drawing another map, on top of the saved one. This usually happens when in some area of the house, something was positioned differently. You can usually locate the source of this issue by observing the region the map goes beserk. The best thing is to clear the map and let it regenerate a new map based on updated data.

In these cases, the device will not be able to return to its dock and since the map layout has changed, it will desperately try to move around, probably going over same places a few times.

Verdict

We love Devika. She has impressed us with her skills. For the first days, Dhaneesha did a strict quality control after each cleaning, leaving her speechless. Totally worth the investment. However, only time will tell how long it will last and whether the investment is profitable over that period of time.

But at least, we barely use our “balier fatak” to sweep our ground floor now. A huge time gain! Since I mainly work from home, I use the app to trigger the device daily once the kids (and the wife) are away from the house. I still prefer triggering it manually as prior the cleaning, I need to pick up toys, put the kids bikes and cars in their garage.

I tried the mopping only once. It does work as advertised but we still prefer to do the mopping manually whenever needed. Also, I read that it is not advisable to use cleaning detergents into the device. The mopping-only mode is very silent and it uses less battery since the vacuum itself is off.

Now, Dhaneesha has a dream : Get a sister (or a brother, as you wish) for Devika, docking him/her on the first floor… Did you hear that Santa Claus?

Xiaomi Mi Robot Vacuum Vacuum Review

The Xiaomi Mi Robot Vacuum is a mid-range robot vacuum. It feels well-built, has a long battery life, and maneuvers itself effectively. It also performs superbly well on bare floors and does a decent job clearing debris from low-pile carpets. However, it can’t clean high-pile carpets, incurs high recurring costs, and has quite a few parts that require regular maintenance. It’s also worth noting that this vacuum isn’t currently supported by its manufacturer in the United States or Canada; the North American servers for this vacuum’s companion app don’t currently include this model.

Our Verdict

The Xiaomi Mijia is very good for bare floors. It easily cleans pet hair and small debris like rice. It also performs well with bulkier material like cereal, though suction performance does slightly decrease as its dustbin fills up. Battery performance is superb, and its LIDAR navigation system allows it to maneuver itself quite effectively. However, you can’t set up virtual boundary markers using its companion app. There are also quite a few parts that require regular maintenance or need periodic replacing, meaning recurring costs can add up.

The Xiaomi Mijia is a satisfactory option for cleaning low-pile carpet. It does a fantastic job of cleaning pet hair and sucks up most larger debris like sand. That said, it may need to make another pass to fully clean fine debris like baking soda. It feels well-built and has a long battery life, so it shouldn’t run out of charge mid-way through a cleaning session. However, like many robot vacuums, it’s demanding in terms of regular maintenance and incurs quite a few recurring costs.

The Xiaomi Mijia isn’t designed for cleaning high-pile carpets, as it gets stuck when trying to climb onto this kind of surface.

The Xiaomi Mijia is decent for cleaning pet hair. It does a fantastic job of sucking up this kind of debris on bare floors and low-pile carpet, though it’s incapable of cleaning high pile carpet. It has an allergen-trapping HEPA filter, which is helpful if your pet sheds heavily. You can remove its brushroll, too, which makes it easier to clear hair wraps.

The Xiaomi Mijia is a robot vacuum and isn’t designed for cleaning stairs.

The Xiaomi Mijia is a robot vacuum and isn’t meant to clean the inside of your car.

  • 7.5 Bare Floor
  • 7.0 Low-Pile Carpet
  • 4.0 High-Pile Carpet
  • 5.5 Pets
  • 5.7 Stairs
  • 4.7 Cars
  • 4.4 Workshop
  • Updated Jul 06, 2023: Added link to the Roborock Q7 Max in the ‘Physical Automation’ section to provide an alternative with self-emptying capability.
  • Updated Jul 28, 2022: Converted to Test Bench 1.1.
  • Updated Apr 20, 2022: Converted to Test Bench 1.0.
  • Updated Sep 09, 2021: Review published.
  • Updated Sep 07, 2021: Early access published.

Differences Between Sizes And Variants

The Xiaomi Mijia is only available in one color variant: ‘White’, and you can see our test unit’s label here.

Let us know in the discussions if you come across another variant of this vacuum.

Compared To Other Vacuums

The Xiaomi Mijia is a mid-range robot vacuum. It offers superb performance on bare floors and has long battery life. However, it isn’t quite as well-built as the Roborock S4 Max, and it doesn’t support virtual boundary markers.

If you’re looking for alternatives, take a look at our list of recommendations of the best robot vacuums, the best robotic vacuums for hardwood floors, and the best robot vacuums for pet hair.

The Roborock S7 is slightly better than the Xiaomi Mi Robot Vacuum. The Roborock feels better-built, maneuvers itself more effectively, has more automation features, and can clean high-pile carpet. It also has a longer maximum battery life, though the Xiaomi charges faster. The Xiaomi also performs notably better on low-pile carpet and has an easier time cleaning pet hair on bare floors.

The Roborock S7 MaxV is better than the Xiaomi Mi Robot Vacuum. The Roborock is better-built, can be used to clean high-pile carpet, lasts longer on a charge, and is fully compatible with a self-emptying station. The Roborock also has a more advanced navigation system with LIDAR and optical sensors, so it does a better job of maneuvering itself and can spot and avoid hazards in real-time.

The Roborock S5 is more versatile than the Xiaomi Mi Robot Vacuum. The Roborock is better built, has an automatic surface-type detection feature, supports virtual boundary markers, and performs better on bare floors and low-pile carpet. It also has a mopping attachment for dealing with sticky messes on bare floors, though we don’t currently test that function. Conversely, the Xiaomi does a better job of sucking up fine debris like baking soda on low-pile carpet.

The Xiaomi Mi Robot Vacuum is better than the iRobot Roomba 694 for most uses. The Xiaomi has fewer parts needing regular cleaning, is fitted with an allergen-trapping HEPA filter, has more advanced automation capabilities, does a better job maneuvering itself, and sucks up more debris on bare floors and low-pile carpet. However, unlike the iRobot, the Xiaomi can’t be used on high-pile carpet. The iRobot also feels better built and charges faster.

The Roborock S6 is better than the Xiaomi Mi Robot Vacuum. The Roborock is better-built, has an automatic surface-type adjustment feature, maneuvers itself around obstacles with less difficulty, and has more advanced automation capabilities, including support for virtual boundary markers and scheduling for individual room cleaning sessions. It also performs better on bare floors and can clear debris on high-pile carpet. Meanwhile, the Xiaomi performs a little better on low-pile carpet.

The Roborock S6 MaxV is more versatile than the Xiaomi Mi Robot Vacuum. The Roborock is better-built, can clean high-pile carpets, and maneuvers itself around obstacles like electrical cords with less difficulty. It also has a mopping attachment for dealing with messes on hard floors, though we don’t currently test this function. Meanwhile, the Xiaomi charges faster and performs better on bare floors and low-pile carpet.

The Roborock S4 Max is better than the Xiaomi Mi Robot Vacuum. The Roborock is better-built, more portable, has a longer maximum runtime, maneuvers itself more effectively, and can clear debris on high-pile carpet. You can also use the ‘Mi Home’ companion app to set up virtual boundary markers, unlike the Xiaomi. Meanwhile, the Xiaomi performs notably better on low-pile carpets and takes less time to recharge.

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The Roborock E4 is more well-rounded than the Xiaomi Mi Robot Vacuum. The Roborock feels sturdier, has a larger dustbin, weighs less, is more maneuverable, and performs better on bare floors and high-pile carpet. Meanwhile, the Xiaomi does a better job of dealing with fine debris like baking soda on low-pile carpets and charges much faster.

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The Xiaomi Mi Robot Vacuum is better than the Shark IQ Robot for most uses. The Xiaomi has fewer parts that require regular maintenance, incurs lower recurring costs, charges much faster while offering similar overall battery life, maneuvers itself more effectively around obstacles, and cleans more debris on bare floors and low-pile carpet. Conversely, the Shark can clean high-pile carpet and comes with physical boundary strips that you can use to prevent it from entering certain areas.

Test Results

The Xiaomi Mi Robot is well-built. It feels similar to Roborock vacuums, like the Roborock S4 Max, with a hard plastic body and durable rubber wheels. However, its side brush can wear out over time, and its dustbin could break if you were to drop it.

Out-of-the-box setup is quite simple, only requiring that you plug in its docking station and connect to its ‘Mi Home’ companion app.

Note: This vacuum isn’t currently supported by its ‘Mi Home’ companion app when connected to the North American server. To connect to its companion app, you need to change the server region to ‘Hong Kong’. Also, some Amazon user reports have indicated that this vacuum is ineligible for returns or a 12-month warranty if purchased from the United States or Canada.

  • Brushroll: The brushroll can be accessed by removing the plastic cover underneath the vacuum. The brushroll can then be pulled free, and you can clear any tangled hair or stuck-on debris from its bristles using the included cleaning tool. Don’t forget to remove any accumulated debris from its bearings. You should clean the brushroll itself once a week.
  • Side brush: You need a screwdriver in order to remove the side brush. You should clean it every month.
  • Dirt compartment: The dirt compartment can be removed by lifting the cover on top of the vacuum and then pressing the release tabs. You can empty it by tapping it gently over a garbage can. Due to its small size, it needs frequent emptying.
  • HEPA filter: This component is inside the dirt compartment, which you need to remove first before unclipping the filter from its housing. It should be cleaned by hand every week, but make sure not to wash it under water to avoid blockages.
  • Wheel: The front caster wheel can be pulled from its housing, though it takes quite a bit of force to do this. You may find it easier to use a pair of pliers to remove it. You should clean the wheel and its socket and axle of any stuck-on debris once a month.
  • Sensors: You should clean the sensors of any dust or debris with a dry cloth once a month.

The ‘User Guide’ tab in its in-app settings menu allows you to check maintenance instructions for cleaning or replacing specific components.

Note: This vacuum isn’t currently supported by its ‘Mi Home’ companion app when connected to the North American server. The included user guide is in Mandarin, and the voice prompts are set to Mandarin by default. To connect to its companion app, you need to change the server region to ‘Hong Kong’. You can also change the language for the in-app user guide to English.

Xiaomi Mi Robot Vacuum-Mop P review: Affordable and effective cleaning

Robotic vacuums can get quite expensive. If you are on the fence, the price can be a great deterrent to giving you a chance. Enter the Xiaomi Mi Robot Vacuum Mop P. Despite its name, this vacuum is the company’s attempt to democratize the segment in the same way it does with smartphones. In fact, the Mi Robot Vacuum-Mop P ties in with Xiaomi’s larger Smart home ambitions in India and aims to bring more premium experiences to market.

Xiaomi is now facing a tough battle for market acceptance for a product category that is as good as nonexistent in India. For a company that balances low margins with larger volumes, the product is a unique challenge. Which begs the question – – Can Xiaomi’s amazingly affordable robotic vacuum cleaner do the job in a dusty country like India?

We find it in the Android Authority Mi Robot Vacuum-Mop P review.

The Mi Robot Vacuum Mop P is an affordable vacuum cleaner that does not give up the essentials. It offers effective vacuuming and mopping for a great price, which makes it a great first option for most buyers.

What is the Mi Robot Vacuum-Mop P?

The Mi Robot Vacuum-Mop P is Xiaomi’s takeover of an affordable robotic vacuum cleaner. The model is not brand new. It’s a version of the Mi Robot Vacuum that the company launched in China back in 2019.

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It includes both vacuuming and mopping functions that aren’t all that common in this price range. In addition, the robot vacuum contains a number of sensors for obstacle avoidance, edge detection and of course LIDAR for mapping your home. Suffice it to say that despite the low price, Xiaomi has not sacrificed the essentials.

How to set up the Mi Robot Vacuum-Mop P.

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Setting up the Mi Robot Vacuum-Mop P is pretty easy. The vacuum is supplied with a pre-assembled roller brush and sweeping brush. A replacement sweeping brush is also included.

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Opening the lid reveals a cavity in which you can place either the vacuum-only container or the combination of vacuum and mop container. Finally, the mop fabric holder slides into a slot on the back of the Robot Vacuum-Mop P.

You need the Xiaomi Mi Home app to continue the setup process. Remember, I had to switch to the Singapore server. because the Mi Robot Vacuum-Mop P is not yet delivered in India. However, at startup, most users can tap the plus button at the top, enter the Wi-Fi details, and go.

Using the Mi Robot Vacuum-Mop P.

Like most robotic vacuum cleaners, the Mi Robot Vacuum-Mop P includes a LIDAR sensor that you can use to create a map of your home. It is generated the first time you set it up in a cleaning cycle. The vacuum took about an hour and a half to go through my 2,000 square foot apartment.

Once the mapping is done, the Robot Vacuum-Mop P can segment rooms and areas pretty well. If an area is missing, you can go to the map editor to divide rooms or add virtual walls. You can also name rooms.

This might be useful with the included Smart Assistant integration, but the feature was not working at the time of testing. This is likely due to the mismatch in the region as the product is not yet widely used in the country.

Once the first scan is done, tapping a specific room and pressing the start button is a breeze. If you want, you can switch between vacuum and mop mode. You can also change the suction strength or the amount of water used for mopping. You must of course have the appropriate container in a vacuum.

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Xiaomi claims that the 3,200 mAh battery should last up to 130 minutes on a single charge. That may be true, but you will likely only achieve this longevity in the silent mode, which drastically reduces the suction force of the vacuum.

In a dusty city like Delhi, you need to increase the suction power to medium or higher.

Look, India is a lot of dust and silent mode isn’t really going to cut it off for most uses. When I used it at medium or maximum power, the Mi Robot Vacuum-Mop P lasted about an hour on a single charge – – not enough to clean up the whole house.

Finally, all filters can be easily removed for cleaning and replacement.

How well does the Mi Robot Vacuum-Mop P clean?

The Mi Robot Vacuum-Mop P can clean my apartment almost as well as manual mopping and brooms. In fact, it completely replaced my daily chore of sweeping the dust and saved me hours on booting. This is of course set to medium or turbo with the vacuum.

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The robot was very solid at finding the fastest route to the selected room while avoiding obstacles. It could also easily climb over short heights.

The Mi Robot Vacuum-Mop P gets one quantity Better at cleaning if you throw a little in it and remove stray clothes or items along the way. In my use, I ended up lifting a rug off the floor as the vacuum tended to get caught on some tassels.

Object recognition was excellent. On the rare occasions when the robot vacuum got stuck, it could easily be secured and the task continued.

The good and the bad

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There is hardly anything that can match the value that the Xiaomi Mi Robot Vacuum-Mop P offers in India. The 2,100 Pa suction power isn’t the best you can get, but it’s proven to be sufficient on both marble and wood floors.

The water tank is too small to wipe an apartment at once.

The wiping function is satisfactory, but not sufficient for harder stains. With this in mind, I wish Xiaomi had opted for a slightly larger water tank here. The 2-in-1 tank needs a second refill to keep my apartment tidy and larger apartments may need a third.

I’ve gotten into the habit of dividing the daily cleaning session into two steps. Refilling the tank hardly takes a few seconds. However, this is an additional step that could have been avoided.

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Finally, Xiaomi is extremely generous in recommending clearing the filters about every week. Now my home is certainly not dirty, but given the amount of dust in the air of Delhi, the filters and brushes inevitably need to be cleaned every few days. You should also wash the mop well to avoid streaking.

Should you buy the Mi Robot Vacuum-Mop P?

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Robotic vacuums are still a emerging category in India and there isn’t too much competition in the market. The Xiaomi Mi Robot Vacuum-Mop P is one of the few options that integrates both a vacuum and a mopping function at an affordable price.

The Mi Robot Vacuum Mop P is an affordable vacuum cleaner that does not give up the essentials. It offers effective vacuuming and mopping for a great price, which makes it a great first option for most buyers.

The real problem is availability. While the pre-orders for the vacuum were already opened in June with the shipping date September 15th, this has been postponed until December. It remains to be seen whether the company can meet the shipping date and ensure product availability.

In terms of price, Xiaomi opted for a crowdfunding model when it launched the product earlier this year. Early buyers could have got the robot vacuum for just Rs. 17,999 (~ 245), however, the product is expected to retail at around Rs. 29,999 (~ 410). A close alternative is the Roomba 692, priced at Rs. 23,900 (~ 313 USD). However, this model has no wiping function at all.

The Xiaomi Mi Robot Vacuum-Mop P may not be the last word in the robot vacuum cleaner, but it has all the essential features you need. importantly, it does the job damn well. You will definitely not be disappointed – – assuming you can get your hands on one.

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We have tried the new one for you Mi Robot Vacuum Mop P di Xiaomi, the renowned Chinese tech company that in addition to smartphones, for which it is known, has embraced a vast number of devices for every type of need. Among these, we also find the robot vacuum cleaner and in their constant struggle against dust, we find the Mi Robot Vacuum Mop P from Xiaomi and this is its review.

Xiaomi Mi Robot Vacuum Mop P

The robot vacuum market is full of many types, brands and characteristics. Vacuum cleaners, floor cleaners, large, mini, with the most disparate brushes and accessories, but despite everything, there are many people who look at these funny automatic robots with distrust. We cannot deny that even those who are writing this article were quite skeptical at the beginning having been accustomed for years to using the vacuum cleaner and the invincible coupled “Broom-dustpan”. But after about 3 weeks in the company of Xiaomi’s robot vacuum cleaner, we are ready to tell you what it is but above all if it is worth having one at home.

Design

Starting from design, the Mi Robot Vacuum Mop P maintains the standard (and almost inevitable) circular shape of the competitors. Soft and elegant lines characterize the upper part of the vacuum cleaner which is however characterized by a raised area (about 2cm) where the LSD laser navigation system of the new generation. Also on the upper facade there are also the only two physical buttons, power and return to the base. From here you can also open the main “cover” to remove the dust compartment, clean it or replace it with the 2-in-1 floor cleaner and vacuum compartment.

The front vacuum cleaner is protected by a semi-mobile section designed to limit shocks, here we also find several sensors that will help him move around the house. In rear instead we find the air outlet grille and infrared sensors to recharge it. Under the robot we find a system a two driving wheels and a front wheel designed to make it spin. The main wheels are to raise and lower up to 2 CM in order to overcome any obstacle such as carpets and uneven floors. Here we also find the main brush, located in the center of the robot and a lateral circular brush whose function is to bring dust and dirt closer to the center.

Structurally, the Mi Robot Vacuum Mop P shows up solid, well thought out and made with high quality and resistant materials capable of withstanding the most dangerous impacts. Fortunately, the technology inside is designed to prevent this from happening.

Technology

Don’t be fooled by the banal title of “vacuum cleaner”, this robot is a real concentrate of technology. In fact, inside we find one Cortex-A7 Quad-core CPU supported by a dual-core Mali 400 GPU. Both fully satisfy the processing performance of the robot allowing it to acquire and process the data collected by the sensors. We have indeed well 12 of sensors that aid navigation, obstacle avoidance, environmental assessment and so on.

To support these needs, thealgoritmo SLAM for the real-time mapping and cleaning route planning adapted to the composition of your home. The robot will in fact be able to establish the floor plan of your office or apartment, update itself with any changes to the furniture and autonomously choose the most effective path to obtain maximum cleaning.

The whole device is powered by a 3200 mAh battery which guarantees excellent autonomy to completely clean a medium-sized house (approximately 90m2) with a single charge. Included in the package we also find the infrared charging base that guarantees a complete recharge in a few hours.

Functions

The Mi Robot Vacuum Mop P does exactly what its name says. In fact, it is not a normal robot vacuum cleaner but a 2-in-1 robot capable of vacuuming but also washing floors and even doing both things at the same time. Inside the package, in fact, there are two container compartments: one for dust collection and a 2-in-1 compartment for dust collection and washing at the same time. There is also a third exclusive compartment for washing, to be purchased separately. The storage compartments are relatively small but more than sufficient for the collection of daily dust thanks to one suction power 2100 Pa. The compartment is released from the robot in a few seconds and can be manually emptied into the dustbin.

The 2-in-1 compartment works the same way but a section of it is reserved for water collection. The water capacity is apparently small, but thanks to the sensors the Mi Robot is equipped with, it is perfectly able to select the appropriate release depending on the degree of dirt on the floor. All the functions of the Robot can also be set thanks to the dedicated app. Let’s find out more.

Mi Home: the app of the Xiaomi ecosystem

Being a Smart device, the Mi Robot Vacuum-Mop P connects to the home Wi-Fi network to be controlled through the Mi Home app, the application of the internal Xiaomi ecosystem. Through the application, once the Mi Robot P is connected, we will be able to manage a series of extremely useful actions and settings. In addition to starting, stopping and returning our robot to the charging base, we can select the suction mode. Among these, as anticipated, we find the Vacuum Cleaner Mode, Vacuum Cleaner Mode and Scrubber Cleaner or only the Scrubber Mode. Each type corresponds to a type of container compartment without which the robot will not start. Once started, we will be able to select the suction power between Quiet, Standard, Medium e Turbo and the level of use of water (in the case of washing) between Bass, Half e Alto. These options will ensure the correct use of the device according to our needs.

Furthermore, from the application we will be able to look and manage the floor plan of the washable surface of our home. In fact, at the first start, the Mi Robot will have to move along the edges of your home to discover the floor plan, the division into rooms and any obstacles to avoid. Artificial intelligence del Robot is surprising and effective but it is not perfect. In fact, it will happen that a corridor or a room with an obstacle is divided into several rooms, effectively altering the virtual map, but we will be able to modify, merge and divide the rooms as we wish. We can also set a “virtual wall”Simply by drawing a line on our smartphone to prevent the Robot from going to an area where it shouldn’t.

From the app we will see in real time where our Robot is and the path it has traveled, the surface in Mq2 covered, the battery charge and the cleaning duration. A complete list of useful information with which we will be able to better manage our, or rather, its cleaning.

Our test of the Xiaomi Mi Robot Vacuum Mop P

We tested the legendary Xiaomi Mi Robot Vacuum Mop P for about three weeks during which it was used daily. The robot is very simple to install at home and just as simple is the configuration via the App, which is essential to get the best out of it. From the app itself we decided to start the scheduled cleaning twice a day, at 10 in the morning and at 20 in the evening. Thanks to programming, the Robot becomes truly autonomous and was able to clean the house in solitude while we were away from home or in the shower. Map management is just as simple and functional. The division into rooms allowed us to send the Mi Robot to clean only the kitchen or a particular area of ​​the house. Similarly we have created a virtual wall in an area of ​​the entrance where a series of cables are located that would be best avoided. The wires are in fact the main enemy of the Xiaomi Robot. Although, we repeat, the AI ​​and sensors do an excellent job, we happened to find the robot wedged in some cables and wires left lying around. It will take a couple of such errors to make us remember what the Mi Robot fails to avoid and free the path.

From a cleaning standpoint, both the suction and 2-in-1 functions were more than satisfactory and all the surface that the robot could reach was covered to the best day after day. In particular, the Suction-Washing compartment and its cloth is what struck us the most and left our floors in an impeccable state. In practice, however, the situation is not so rosy. In fact, remember that this function uses a single compartment where inside, in separate sections, there are the water that we will insert and the dust that it will suck. However careful one may be, it will be difficult to manage the two elements in the best way and when the water meets the dust, the situation never becomes pleasant. To the detriment of this, the results are always excellent and we have never given up cleaning (or rather, seeing him clean) the floors every day.

It was particularly appreciated autonomy of the Robot that manages to clean our space (about 45sq2 of surface) in less than an hour and using only half the battery. Clearly the consumption varies according to the power with which we will choose to deal with the dirt but you will certainly be able to clean a medium-sized house with a single charge. The charging base must be inserted on the ground and connected to the mains and then forget about it. The robot is able to return to it autonomously at the end of the cleaning.

The only “work” I doyou will actually have to do and empty the dust compartment, replace those that suit your needs and carry out maintenance of the robot brushes. For this reason, near the container compartment there is a practical brush with a blade to cut any threads and hairs that have become stuck in the brushes.